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  1. For all who are interested the first big post on diyaudio: https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-line-level/314935-es9038q2m-board-461.html#post5841340 Matt
  2. Hi Clay, on diyaudio appear the first listening impressions with the AK4499 Evaluation board: https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-line-level/314935-es9038q2m-board-457.html#post5830912 Do you have one? Best Matt
  3. The mentioned link: https://www.phileweb.com/review/article/201812/11/3270.html Use google translate or similar. Matt
  4. I would say it is the same. I did not make any photos, I was happy that they did the comparison. They had two boxes in the same size, one with the 4497 the other with the 4499, they simply swapped the boxes. Both boxes were switched off before listening, not perfect! There is somewhere on the internet a story about AKM and the 4499 where both boxes can be seen. Matt
  5. Just coming back from High End Munich. AKM had a booth and performed listening demos for manufacturers by appointment of the 4497 vs 4499. Though consumer without financial interests they did a comparison for me and my wife. First three pieces with 4497, then the same with the 4499. The 4499 is a clear step above the 4497. More musicality, better musical understanding, better musical performers. But Clay is right, it is a pity that he can not use the output transformers with the 4499. Matt
  6. Hi Clay, congratulations for Fein II. Will there be a Groß II as well or is because of the larger output transformers no place on the circuit board for an interior power supply like Fein II? Thanks Matt
  7. Certainly the USBridge is a good device but you listened to it with three additional devices between it and the Klein. How does it sound alone and remember the replacement for USBridge is not far away. Matt
  8. 1200 AUD? You can buy one USB-Klein and one SPDIF-Klein for nearly the same. Matt
  9. Haha, the Klein III is already a great bargain. Like DSD this would add more complexity and would end in a much higher price. Further a one input Klein sounds better than a three input Klein. Matt
  10. Guys, Clay answered this point at page 1 of this thread. Matt
  11. My pleasure! It seems to be very interesting, but we are OT now. Matt
  12. The USBridge and Sparky will be replaced by an audiophile SBC based on the processor of the RPI this year. https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/vendor-s-bazaar/294940-fifo-buffer-rpi-sbcs-305.html#post5678861 Matt
  13. +1 Did not know that DSD runs in software mode only. Thanks for clarification. ATB Matt
  14. @Gieseler Audio Hi Clay, do you think it would be possible and make sense to add DSD playback via an internal pcb jumper to the Klein III like the switchable filters? IMO, this should not increase much the manufacturing costs of this great DAC. AFAIK, the AK4495 allows up to DSD128 so it would be a nice option to upsample via software to DSD128 and convert with the Klein III. Thanks Matt
  15. Hi Bill, so the GN Volta is the best DAC you ever heard? Better than Killer and Chord M-Scaler + DAVE? Thanks Matt
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